A question we often gut asked at ACM is “ What is the best age to start getting Anti Wrinkle Injections?”
Believe it or not, people are now getting Anti Wrinkle Injections even when they do not have any wrinkles! The reason people are starting to get Anti Wrinkle Injections at a younger age is as a preventative treatment to prevent the formation of wrinkles in the first place.
It is often said that prevention is better than cure and this is certainly true when is comes to Anti Wrinkle Injections and wrinkles. It is much easier to prevent wrinkle from occurring in the first instance than to treat them once they have set in and become static wrinkles.
Facial wrinkle are a little like bending a piece of paper. If you bend the paper enough times, eventually the bends will form a crease in the paper. The same is true for facial skin. Dynamic wrinkles eventually turn into static wrinkles .
Botulinum toxin works by relaxing the muscles beneath the skin. This prevents the skin above from forming temporary dynamic wrinkles .
This brings us back to the question, “what is the best age to start getting Anti Wrinkle Injections?” This will depend on a number of factors including including skin type and lifestyle. If you smoke and spend a lot of time in the sun, you will be more prone to getting facial wrinkles than others.
By law the minimum age at which you can get Anti Wrinkle Injections is 18 years. It is possible to prevent dynamic wrinkle from progressing to static wrinkles by getting preventative anti wrinkle injections. At ACM we we suggest the best age to start would be in the late 20’s or early 30’s. Most people come to us for botox once wrinkles have already set in, but it is now becoming increasingly popular for people to come to us to prevent wrinkles from forming in the first please. The area of concern for most people is the forehead, as this is the most common area for dynamic expression lines to be seen.
If you are worried having a frozen and stiff appearance by having botox then fear not. A doctor experience in cosmetic injectables will be able to provide the correct dose so that you can still have facial expression. The doctor will weaken the muscles slightly so that dynamic wrinkles are not able to form.
When deciding when you are ready to start getting preventative Botox, it is always a good idea to have a discussion with your doctor. By getting wrinkle injections at an early age you may over time develop a resistance to Botulinum toxin so that it becomes less affective and more Botox is required. Your immune system will develop so that the Botulinum toxin is metabolised more quickly over time.
“ What is the best age to start getting Anti Wrinkle Injections?” The age which you decide to get wrinkle injections to prevent wrinkles is certainly an individual decision. At ACM we suggest that if you wish to prevent wrinkle from forming you should first stop smoking and take good care of your skin by moisturising and wearing sunscreen when you go out into the sun. Limit sun exposure as much as possible. It is always a good idea to wear a hat in the sun. It is reassuring to know that if you are still worried about preventing wrinkles from forming, preventative botox is always an option.
If you are interested in preventive treatment to help prevent the formation of wrinkles and would like more information, please contact us;
Dr Rahma Targett
Unit 58/41-47 Melbourne St,
Phone 0403 690 03 for bookings.